Samsung Galaxy S8 specs rumors, release date: New leak reveals measurements and screen size

(Samsung)The Samsung Galaxy S8, the follow-up to the Galaxy S7 (pictured), will reportedly be released in April.

In the world of technology, nothing can be kept entirely secret. Samsung is no stranger to leaks, and, recently, an exclusive one sheds some light on the measurements of the company's upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

According to GSMArena, a source has revealed that the two flagship devices will be much wider compared to the current generation, the Galaxy S7 series. The Galaxy S8 measures 140.14 x 72.20 x 7.30 mm, which is a little shorter and thinner than its S7 counterpart. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8 Plus — supposedly renamed from S8 Edge — measures 152.38 x 78.51 x 7.94 mm, which is taller and wider than its S7 Edge counterpart.

Both smartphones sport bigger screens than the current-generation flagships, with the S8 Plus having a 6.3-inch display and the S8 having a 5.7-inch display, which is comparable to the S7 Edge. These screen measurements, however, are only an approximate since they don't account for the side curves on both devices.

Should this leak be true, then it is definitely a drastic departure from the design and measurements of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The screens are bigger, which means the bezels at the top and bottom of both smartphones are thinner. There is also little to no bezels on the sides.

These measurements provide some clarity to the previously leaked image of a physical Samsung Galaxy S8, although it is unknown if the photo is of the standard S8 or S8 Edge. Regardless, both iterations see no physical home button — something that has been rumored for quite a while.

However, Samsung junkies won't be able to get their hands on the Galaxy S8 series, should rumors concerning the flagship's release date hold true. It has been said that the South Korean tech giant is pushing the Galaxy S8's release back to April.

Since nothing is certain at this point, readers are advised to take this news with a grain of salt.

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